Undisputed lightweight champion, Devin Haney, has announced a date for his heavily rumoured fight with former champion, Vasily Lomachenko.
Haney won the undisputed title by defeating George Kambosos Jr in Australia last year, and then made a first defence in their rematch, which was also in Kambosos’ homeland.
Whilst Haney has earnt the respect of fight fans for going into enemy territory to win the belts, it has made him a target for the rest of the division, with the likes of Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia and now Shakur Stevenson set to compete.
However, the one man that It seemed Haney was destined to fight was Vasily Lomachenko, who held the unified lightweight titles until 2020 when he was outpointed by Teofimo Lopez.
The Ukrainian has always been a fan-favourite, winning a world title in just his third professional fight, after an astonishing amateur career, and going on to become a three-weight champion before his loss to Lopez.
After three wins since his defeat, it appears ‘Loma’ is once again ready to challenge for world honours and looks set to have his opportunity this Spring.
In the press conference for Jake Paul’s fight with Tommy Fury, Devin Haney appeared to announce that he will fight Lomachenko in May and that it could even take place in Saudi Arabia, which would explain why the champion was at the press conference in the first place.
“What is next is, Vasily Lomachenko on May 20th, inshallah we can do it here in Saudi Arabia.”
Whilst nothing is official, fans will be happy to see Lomachenko back challenging for world titles as one of America’s best is put to the test against a silky, seasoned, veteran of the sport, in one of the must-see fights of the year.